The House on the Rock Attraction


Designed and built by Alex Jordan of Madison, WI, The House on the Rock is an architectural and engineering marvel perched on a 60-foot-tall chimney of rock. Begun in the early 1940s, the house is now the centerpiece of a 200-acre complex of rooms, streets, buildings, and gardens. The 14th room of the house, added in 1985, has 3,264 windows and projects out 218 feet over the Wyoming Valley, which lies 156 feet below. Other interesting highlights include the Transportation Building, Music of Yesterday collection (containing the world's only mechanically operated symphony orchestra), Circus Building, Mill House, and Weapons Exhibit.

Activity Details

Activity Type:Trips and Destinations
Discipline:Other
Topic(s):Structures
Grade:K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12
Time:Full day

Fun Fact:The House on the Rock Attraction includes the world's largest carousel, valued at nearly $4.5 million. It is 35 feet tall, 80 feet wide, and weighs 35 tons. Illuminated by more than 20,000 lights, the carousel boasts 269 handcrafted animals---not one of which is a horse.
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